On Memorial Day 1996 I was told I would most likely have back pain for the rest of my life. This was due to a cliff jumping accident, which led to me having two fractured vertebrae in my low back and rotator cuff damage to my right shoulder. I was told I would never again be able to participate in the sport that is my passion, Tae Kwon Do. I assumed the medical doctors were right, because as they were telling me this, I could not feel or even move my legs. It was close to two months before I could even consider trying to walk. I was concerned I would have to live with these injuries for the rest of my life. After this I was afraid of pinching a nerve in my back with any kind of twisting motion, so the thought of a Chiropractor adjusting my back definitely scared me. Not to mention I could not even raise my right arm from my side. A couple of months later I was introduced to Dr. Brown. After just a few months of regular visits to Dr. Brown for adjustments I was back to my old self, including my favorite sport, Tae Kwon Do. Since that year I have earned my black belt and competed in numerous Tae Kwon Do tournaments which I never thought I would be able to do again. I can also lift more weight now during weight training than I ever thought possible. My back is so strong now that I can deadlift almost 400 pounds, and I am getting stronger! I am a firm believer in Chiropractic and Acupuncture and the natural healing that can occur without invasive surgery or medications. After Dr. Brown included Acupuncture along with my adjustments, I was surprised by how quickly I could feel that the treatments were working. Now I try to get Acupuncture treatments as often as possible. Thank you Dr. Brown for your knowledge and recommendations for treatment, rehabilitation exercises and stretches. I plan on living a long, healthy and happy life because of this.
Brown Chiropractic helped me with my preparations for my first bodybuilding contest, Musclemania. They helped me to control my weight, and managed what I was eating from start to finish. Not only did they offer great adjustments to keep me straight while I was preparing for Musclemania, but Dr. Brown and Garret stayed on top of me and helped me through every step, from the proper training, to exact diet, to weight loss techniques. I was completely satisfied, and more than prepared for my first bodybuilding show that brought me a 3rd place trophy. Needless to say, I am extremely pleased with the complete package that they provided me with. I plan on using them again with my next competition. Now it is on to building more muscle while maintaining lean body mass, and Brown Chiropractic is helping me with that as well...
Dr. Brown, thank you for all of your help with my numerous shoulder and back problems over the last year. You have helped me maintain a higher overall level of fitness, and thus competitiveness, this year. One result is I was able to win my class in the AVDRA Arizona State Motocross Championship at 53 years young!
Alicia is the 2009 United States Muay Thai Association (USMTA) Arizona Women's State Champion. She has been a patient of Dr. Brown for many years. You can see Alicia in action on YouTube.
Olympic Gold Medal swimmer Anita Nall is a patient of Dr. Brown. At just 15 years old, Anita erased her first world record in the 200 Breaststroke at the Olympic Trials in Indianapolis, Indiana. That same year, Anita went on to claim Gold in the 400 Medley Relay, Silver in the 100 Breaststroke and Bronze in the 200 Breaststroke at the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona, Spain when she was just 16. Anita is a member of the International Swimming Hall of Fame. After completing her undergraduate degree from Arizona State University, she pursued Nutrition education at Southwest Institute of Healing Arts in Tempe, Arizona. Anita is a Certified Holistic Nutrition Specialist, Life Coach and accomplished motivational speaker who coaches people on how to get "back to basics" with whole foods. You can visit her business website at PhenomeNall Nutrition.
Three-time Mr. Olympia from 1977-1979, Frank Zane is still in great shape today at age 66. Frank has personally trained Dr. Brown and Dr. Brown has worked on the shoulder Frank injured while training for the Olympia contest in the early 1980's.
Dr. Brown delivers Chiropractic adjustments, Acupuncture and therapies of the absolute highest quality. I know this because my mother, father, step-father, sister and soon-to-be brother-in-law are ALL Chiropractors. I can honestly say I have been adjusted by around 100 DC's in my life so far, and Dr. Brown's adjustments were always tops. He delivers quick accurate adjustments using appropriate force. Dr. Brown was my primary physician while I attended Arizona State University, and he kept me aligned and healthy while I was playing for the ASU Rugby team. I put more time on the field than most of my teammates because I was able to prevent injury and recover more rapidly with Dr. Brown's care. While I was at ASU I referred everyone that I heard complain of an injury, headache, soreness or health problem of any type to Dr. B, and I hope all his current patients are doing the same. Thanks, Doc!
I have had the great privilege of spending some time actually working for Dr. Brown. As a former nurse I had my reservations about Chiropractic and Acupuncture. My old school nursing taught me that it was hokey voodoo. I went to work for him simply because at the time I had quit nursing and needed a temporary job. He needed a temp to fill in for someone on maternity leave. I liked Dr. B and the staff so I thought what the heck. What it taught me was that I didn't need to pop a pill for every bit of pain I had and that pain issues were often deeper than what a traditional doctor could or would tell you. I ride horses a lot. When I started temping for Dr. Brown I also began jumping horses. When taking a horse at great speed towards a jump, sometimes they don't jump and stop suddenly. Being thrown off the horse and landing can do a number on your spine and other areas of your body. I had other stressors that caused a stiff neck and tension headaches. My first reaction was the old standby of Tylenol or Advil. Dr. Brown took some x-rays and began to treat specific areas for me with both manual manipulation and Acupuncture. Had I not experienced it I never would have believed it. Often stress would leave immediately. My back pain is all but gone and with the help of custom foot orthotics, my off-balance hips are starting to correct themselves. At first my adjustments and treatments were rather frequent. These days, thanks to Dr. Brown, I only need maintenance treatments. He certainly changed THIS nurse's mind about Chiropractic care and Acupuncture!
After many years of going to different Chiropractors and trying Massage Therapy I still had severe lower back pain. I could only walk a short distance before I had to sit down or lean forward to relieve my back pain. If I had to stand for an extended period of time in one spot, such as washing dishes, I would have to clean two dishes and sit down. In short, I could not function. My wife forced me to see Dr. Brown. Since I had no results from all the different treatments I had in the past, I expected the same results. That is to say, no results. I am ecstatic to say that after the first visit at Dr. Brown's office in Tempe, I had NO PAIN! I was able to sleep for a full night, walk an entire mile for exercise, and do more than I ever had before without pain. I drive an hour and fifteen minutes, all the way from Surprise, to see Dr. Brown in Tempe, but it is worth the time. I also see Dr. Brown's Personal Trainer for Physiotherapy. I can't thank Dr. Brown and his team enough for giving me back my mobility.
When I first came to see Dr. Brown in January 2006 with severe lower back pain, I had limited mobility and was unable to run for several weeks. As a lifetime runner, I was deeply worried that my back problems would keep me from enjoying one of my true passions. Having never been treated by a Chiropractor, I was unsure how effective the treatments would be. To my amazement, I was running after just four treatments! My back began feeling so much better, that I was inspired to begin training for my first marathon, the San Diego Rock-n-Roll Marathon. During my marathon training, the continued treatments and training advice that Dr. Brown provided were invaluable. He helped me through some tough training that included some very long and hard training runs. In June of 2006, just five and a half months after my first visit, I stood at the starting line of the race with the confidence that I could accomplish my goal of completing my first marathon. Not only did I complete my first marathon, but I also accomplished what is many amateur runners' ultimate goal: qualify for the Boston Marathon. In April of 2007 I had the wonderful opportunity to participate in the 111th running of the Boston Marathon. The training for Boston was even tougher than my first marathon. I had many more sore muscles and even developed plantar fasciitis in my left foot just three weeks before the race. Once again, Dr. B's treatments and advice helped me be pain-free by race day. The experience and memories from the Boston Marathon are something that will be with me for a lifetime. I thank you and your staff for being a part of my training team. I really couldn't have done it without you.